Council OKs city budget; delays on utility rate hike decisions


June 5, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council on Tuesday, May 28, voted 4-3 to approve a $19,761,737 city budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning July 1.

Voting in support of the budget were Mayor Greg Mahler and Councilors Susan Coleman, James Goble and Dave Trask. Voting in opposition were Councilors Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley and Cortney Nash.

There was little comment from council members or staff, other than Gerson, who, in a statement to her fellow councilors after the vote, likened the budget process to a journey, and said it was easy to focus on “problems, potholes in the road” instead of...

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